The Institutional actors

  • The Commission
    The Commission for Intercountry Adoption is an Office of the Presidency of the Council of Ministries depending from the Prime Minister’s Office - Department of Family Policies. Its task is to guarantee that adoptions of foreign children come about in respe... 
  • The Juvenile Courts
    The juvenile courts are disciplined by Royal Decree n° 1404 of 20 July 1934 with subsequent amendments. They are set up under each of the twenty-six appeal courts and three detached appeal courts divisions, thus numbering twenty-nine. There is one in all c... 
  • The Regions
    Law n° 476 of 1998 entrusted to the Regions and the autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano major tasks in the sphere of intercountry adoption, enlarging their competences. Article 39a(1) in fact assigns to the Regions the task of organizing a network o... 
  • The Local Authorities
    The new law allots many important tasks to the Social Welfare Services of the local authorities, whose involvement is no longer optional but mandatory. In particular, making use of the local health units and collaborating with the accredited bodies as appr...